This page is for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
For the Supreme Court, click here.

  • 9 total seats
  • 0 current vacancies
  • 7 prosecutors
  • 0 public defenders
  • 0 Judges have other indigent defense experience
  • 0 civil rights lawyers

How Members of the Texas Appeals Court of Criminal Appeals are Selected:

Partisan Election

Justices are selected and re-selected in partisan elections to six-year terms. If an unexpected vacancy occurs, the governor can appoint a justice who must then be confirmed by the state senate for the remainder of an unexpired term. Justices cannot run for election if over the age of 75.

Selection method sources:

Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map